Innovation fund overview
Nurses and Midwives (Queensland Health and Department of Education) Certified Agreement (EB10) 2018 established the $10 million Innovation Fund to fund projects to develop and implement models of care that are innovative, flexible and which address emergent or unmet health care needs, with a particular emphasis on the way in which nursing or midwifery led models can positively address the social determinants of health. The Innovation Fund projects are the focus of this Nursing and Midwifery Showcase, with interviews with the Project Leads detailing their work, the findings, challenges and ongoing outcomes from the projects.
The context of the Innovation Fund projects is one of nursing and midwifery excellence at Queensland Health. This Showcase Series demonstrates the value of nursing, rather than the cost, in ensuring patient safety and pursuing industrial and professional partnerships. The interviews below provide an overview of the Innovation Fund.